TDK Announces Upcoming Launch of Industrial SSD Line

Paul Lilly

TDK is evidently stoked about its SDG3B solid state drive line, so much that it's announcing the launch of these industrial SSDs a month before release. Dubbed SDG3B, these SATA 3Gbps SSDs come equipped with TDK's GBDriver RS3 controller ICs. The focus here is on data reliability instead of balls-to-the-wall performance, and underscoring that point is the complete absence of cache.

Even without any cache, TDK says the SDG3B line supports an effective read speed of 160MB/s. Write speeds are even more pedestrian, with versions using single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory rated at up to 60MB/s, and multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory-based drives just 25MB/s.

What the SDG3B drives lack in performance, they make up for in other areas, such as auto-recovery functions, a power interruption tolerance algorithm, ECC function scalable to 44-bit/sector, an auto refresh function to defend against power supply problems, an advanced static wear leveling function and data randomizer (both developed by TDK), SMART support, and 128-bit AES encryption.

These drives are intended for industrial equipment and embedded devices, such as thin client PCs, tablets, automotive applications, office equipment, karaoke machines, and so forth.

Image Credit: TDK

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